Sturgis Driver email (West and North Series Drivers Only)

Hello West and North series racers! 

This message will be going out to the general ULTRA4 racer list tomorrow, but we wanted to get the information to those of you invested in a Regional series (or multiple Regional series) Points Championships as quickly as possible.

It’s time to get down, get loud, and go fast in Sturgis, SD, during Bike Week!

Registration is now open for the Black Hills Throwdown at the Buffalo Chip Aug 6 – 7

There is a TON on information in this email, especially since this is a joint race that combines West Series Race #3 with North Series Race #2, so please read through to the end for all the details.


$30 for the weekend or $20 an individual day ( for spectator racing tickets (discounted youth and kids prices are available as well).

$35 for Pit Crew Members ( for the weekend and Hot Pit Access that includes USAC pit crew insurance. 

If your Pit Crew member has already purchased an Annual Pit Crew License from USAC, they will only pay the $30 for the weekend admission fee (not the $35 admission + hot pit price point) but they will need to show their USAC QR code.

Drivers and Co-Driver entry is included in the race entry fee.

Tickets includes entry to the ULTRA4 Race only and are not general admission Buffalo Chip tickets / wristbands.

Admission into the track area will require a wrist band for everyone (Driver, Crew, Media, Spectator, Staff, etc…). While they will be available to purchase onsite at the ULTRA4 Racing merchandise trailer (Roxy), it’s faster and easier to do them all online.


Complimentary (free) dry camping is available for teams track side, but space is limited, so please travel efficiently. 

Complimentary (free) dry camping is only available from Wed Aug 4th – Sun Aug 7th at 12:30 PM. 

All vehicles must be out of the trackside camping by 12:30 PM.

Additional camping is available on the Buffalo Chip property if you plan to stay past Sunday. This camping is complimentary Wed – Sun as well, but if staying past Sunday at 12:30, you will need to have a Buffalo Chip Camping Permit ($287.53 for the week for the space, plus a per person fee) 

605-347-9000 is the number to call at the Buffalo Chip if you would like to reserve camping with them. Please let them know you are with ULTRA4 Racing and that you would like to be in the Buffalo Chip ULTRA4 section. There will be a map forthcoming as well to help you find the right place.

Do not try to make your camping reservations online. It will show as full. This is reserved camping for us (ULTRA4 racers), but you have to call to get it.

All motorized vehicles (Motorhomes, Cars, Tow Rigs, Busses, Vans, etc…) will require a vehicle pass for entry to the race track area of the park, this includes the camping area and general parking area.

Trailers towed by your motor vehicle (race trailer, 5th wheel, camper, offroad trailer with RTT on top, etc..) do NOT require a vehicle pass for the trailer or non-motorized vehicle. 

One (1) race car pass and one (1) vehicle pass is included for each driver with each entry and can be picked up with your drivers packet at check in. 

Additional passes for your crew are available here:

Vehicle passes are $10 and good for the entire time you are at the event ULTRA4 event.


The full race schedule is posted here:

We have limited track access from between Wed, Aug 4 – Sun Aug, 8th. Wednesday will be a work day for the ULTRA4 team setting up course and prepping for registration when it opens on Thursday morning. Since access requires a vehicle pass and a wristband (which you can get during registration starting on Thursday), please plan accordingly.

Racing will be a Heat style short course racing with each class having designated track times per class for practice, qualifying, heats, and main. Please refer to the schedule for your specific class time. 

Number of laps will be finalized onsite and shared at the course.

As with most short course racing, there will be designated hot pit areas that will need to be utilized for each class. This means there will be moving in and out of the Hot Pit area between races. Please be courteous and respectful of teams while utilizing Hot Pits. 

A Hot Pit wristband is required for entry and will be checked regularly.

PLEASE NOTE THE PARADE on the schedule.

After qualifying on Friday night, all race cars in all classes will be participating in a parade lap through the Buffalo Chip property and to the main stage for a meet and greet with fans. 

This is a great way to build fans and ensure turn out at the race on Saturday, so bring your marketing machines, make an impression, and have fun being in front of thousands of new fans.

Summary Schedule
Thursday, August 5th         
9 AM – 4 PM Onsite Track Move in and Driver Registration
5 PM Tech inspection at the Comms trailer
Friday, August 6th
8:00 AM            Drivers Meeting for Practice and Qualifying (start/finish line)
9:00 – 1:30 PM       Practice/pre-running
3:00 – 6:00 PM      Qualifying for all Classes – Short Course Only
7:00 PM                  Parade of driver and cars (all cars / all drivers / all classes)  
Saturday, August 7th
7:30 AM            Driver Meeting – All Classes (start/finish line)
8:15 – 12:30PM      Preliminary Heats      
12:30 – 1:15          4900 UTV Main        
2:15 – 2:45            4600 Stock Main      
3:00 – 3:30            4500 Mod Main       
3:45 – 4:15            4800 Legends Main
5:00 – 5:45            4400 Main Event – 28 Cars Total 
6:00 PM            On Track Awards Ceremony


Entry into the Buffalo Chip for Single Day tickets are available through the Buffalo Chip only. Sunday, Aug 8 (Kid Rock night) – per person $86.26. Monday, Aug 9, (Stone Temple Pilots night) – per person $80.51. Tuesday, Aug 10 per person, (act TBD) – $69.01.

Please see the Buffalo Chip’s entire lineup of entertainment here on their website:

To buy entertainment passes, call the Buffalo Chip at: 605-347-9000 or you can purchase onsite at their box office (which will be crowded)

If you plan to do more than 3 days, the “bulk event admission” wristband is the best value ($390 per person)

ULTRA4 is only selling race course tickets, hot pit crew passes, vehicle passes, and race entries. 

ULTRA4 wristband are not the same as Buffalo Chip wristbands and do not automatically give you entry to all of the Buffalo Chip activities and entertainment.

Additional Information

Fuel Orders are open with VP Racing Fuels here: Order your VP Racing Fuel HERE

The First Round On Us program is active for this race. If you have a friend interested in racing ULTRA4 for the first time, please have them contract to get plugged in. 

There will also be the live feed and premium feed for this event. More information on how to get customer social media graphics will be forthcoming. Miles and Pam utilize the ULTRA4 Racing website to research you for the live show. Please ensure it’s up to date with current information.

At the Method Race Wheels Tear Down in Tennessee, we started taking driver headshot to be used during the live show. We will continue this at the Sturgis event. More information will be shared with you at registration check in.

This information will be posted online ( and there will be follow up emails as well as quick links at the top of the page.

Please reach out with any questions you may have. This race counts towards West series points and North series points in respect to the regional titles, but only towards National points one time. Points will be awarded based on you finish in the overall race, not how you finish in your “Region”, so there is not need to select which Region you are racing. Points will be automatically applied to both.

Can’t wait for you too how them what ULTRA4 racing is all about!


The ULTRA4 Racing Team